the big stone gap general store & cafe

Big Stone Gap is one of the most beautiful mountain communities in the United States.

The BSG General Store & Cafe is a space for the local community and tourists to sit, relax, and enjoy each other through food, drink, music, culture and all things .... BIG STONE GAP!

Situated in the historic Post building, located at 215 Wood Ave E. in Big Stone Gap, the store & cafe provides a

    • charming space for local musicians, artisans, and other craftspeople to share their goods for sale

    • Pub offering artisan Coal-Fired pizzas, pub, sandwiches, salads.


When the coal industry left Big Stone Gap, VA the town experienced a decreased economy. Now, with national and state financial support, Big Stone Gap is increasing its local opportunities to the community and its efforts to showcase attractions to help support the local economy. Big Stone Gap has an immense amount of history and quintessential natural beauty of the Appalachian mountains to share.


For years, the town has had a wonderful place for visitors to learn about its history and interact with local culture through venues such as The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, the HW Meador Coal Museum, John Fox Jr. museum, June Tolliver House, the SW VA Museum Historical State park, Gathering in the Gap, and Home Craft Days....just to name a few. And, Big Stone Gap was recently launched to stardom on the big screen with the movie, Big Stone Gap, which was based on a series of books written by one of its own hometown authors, Adriana Trigiani. This mountain community has been and is the home to many wonderful souls. We have created a space for the people of Big Stone Gap to showcase the beauty and history of their town while sharing music, food, drink, and conversation with all.


The Big Stone Gap General Store & Cafe resides in the historic 1890 Wise Printing Co. building that created Big Stone Gap's original newspaper, The Post at 215 Wood Ave E. 24219

Now, the history of this beautiful building includes the General Store & Cafe, COAL-fired pizza and pub, sandwiches and salad.